Penn Annenberg Study: Regular Patient/Clinician Interaction Can Help Increase Follow-Up Cancer Screening
August 16, 2012
The line “talk to your doctor,” which appears in so many medical-related advertisements, is apparently right.
An analysis of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who maintained regular contact with their clinicians (doctors, nurses, specialists) indicates those patients are more likely to follow recommendations for detecting cancer recurrence than patients who do not. In fact, researchers found CRC patients were more than twice as likely to adhere to medical follow up procedures if they had regular patient clinician information engagement (PCIE).